Link to New Page with Archived NC Rail-Trails Newsletters

We have recently learned that North Carolina Rail-Trails will be dissolving by late February 2017. It is unclear if any of the content from their website will be available online after that time. TRTC has assisted them in developing web content over the years and we have offered to keep these newsletters online since some portion of our site's users have also been interested in rail-trail news beyond the Triangle area. To access this page please click here

TRTC Now Enrolled in AmazonSmile Program

Users at Pittard Sears fountain

We were recently added to the AmazonSmile program. Under this program Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Triangle Rails to Trails whenever you connect to Amazon by clicking here or on the icon on the lower left portion of this page. You can bookmark this link in your browser(s) for use in future purchases. We'll be using the proceeds from this program for routine expenses such as the water bills and annual maintenance on the water fountain at Pittard Sears and for the liability insurance we carry to cover volunteers participating in our workdays.

Rails to Trails: The Time is Now

Utilizing railroads for mass transit systems may become necessary in the next century. Why not preserve the existing railroad corridors and avoid condemnation of private land for government projects? Once preserved, why not use these relatively flat, straight corridors for alternate transportation through bicycle commuting and recreational trails? These are not unique or radical ideas. Rail-trails efforts are active and successful throughout the country. Currently, the TRTC is actively seeking volunteers and contributions. If you would like to help, or you want to know more, please join us today by completing a membership form or joining us in workdays with Friends of the ATT.

This view of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) shows folks enjoying an early Fall afternoon on the trail in downtown Durham. (Photo from Nancy Pierce Photo.com)

Interesting Article on How Trails Improve Both People's Health and Community Health

End of the Year Message from TRTC

We've been active on some trail safety projects and continued our efforts to provide up to date ATT maps and amenities such as our fountain at Pittard Sears and Porta Jon at Scott King. We hope you appreciate these efforts. Give us a wave when you see our volunteers doing maintenance on the ATT. Please take a few minutes to see what we have done this year and our plans for 2017 in this 2016 MESSAGE

Our Fountain at Pittard Sears Road Closed for the Winter

Fountain at Pittard Sears wrapped up for the winter.

Much colder weather is in the forecast so we shut off and drained the fountain on December 2nd. These newer fountains use lots of plastic parts that are proprietary, quite expensive and easily damaged by a hard freeze. We'll re-open it for the new season in late March. Although the fountains at New Hope Church Road are also closed for the winter, the restrooms there remain open and water from the sinks is still available.

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